Thursday, 28 February 2019
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Coal, one of our nannies, is close to giving birth. This will be her first and following the loss of Georgina earlier this month, we are not taking any chances. It's nearly midnight and time for bed but I'm going to pay her a visit just to check she's okay.
Monday, 25 February 2019
After a long search for eggs in hidden corners of the allotment following a recent drop off in numbers, the sight of a hen carefully climbing up some planking to a small hole in the fence up against the hedge rather gave away where one hen at least was secretly laying. I found 14 eggs there. They are all the same colour and tone so I'm pretty certain they are from one hen only.
Sunday, 17 February 2019
Friday, 15 February 2019
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
I have some sad news to report. We lost Georgina, our head nanny goat, on Saturday morning. She had gone into Labour through the night but she suffered an internal rupture. She was dead when we found her in the morning, none of the babies were born.
She went to the knackers yard yesterday morning. We now have to decide whether or not to replace her.
Photo above was taken in winter last year just after giving birth to 3 babies.
Sunday, 10 February 2019
Yesterday I had my first jam sale of the year. It was held at Sunniside Methodist Chapel Hall, close enough to my house to take everything over on my trolley. It was the first time I had had a table at the hall and I'm pleased to report it was quite a success. I sold nearly half of what I took.